Chief Executive Carrie Lam invoked colonial-era emergency measures to ban face masks during public gatherings, with violators facing up to a year in jail. That’s likely to further anger protesters, who have adopted masks for both practical and symbolic reasons, and it comes just days after police shot an 18-year-old and charged him with rioting and attacking officers. Meanwhile, thousands of masked demonstrators marched through Hong Kong’s business district Friday.
What’s next? As OZY reports, the determined and savvy protesters are likely to find creative ways to outmaneuver authorities.